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president obama as "person of the year." what do you think of the nominees? we posted the question on facebook this morning and it sparked a lost comment. >> nelson mandela was not on the list and a lost opinions so we want to hear from you. mike nuclear has the forecast. >> it will be cold. no getting an it. fill be cold, again, and we will talk how long it will last in the forecast with the clear sky, sunshine is going to modify the air mass and i will show you how much warmer it will be. >> the iphone case that says it is good for your health. >> and ready to bat [[man] it's nothing but tape... [woman] it's a block. we're havin' a baby! [laughter in background] [woman screams] are we havin' a baby? [ambient crying and laughter] >>> covering los altos, petaluma, and all bay area, this is abc7 news. >> recognize this man? the bail writer's association announced that retired manager has been unanimously elected to the half fame in cooperstown. he got the a's to a world title in 1989 and will be inducted if july. he is the founder of the animal rescue foundation in walnut creek. our
for a look ahead and back. a hanukkah reception at the white house today. as in past years, president obama welcomes guests for a celebration to mark the last night of the jewish festival of lights. >>> on this day in 1933, the end of prohibition. americans were finally able to drink legally after the amendment to the constitution was repealed. >>> happy birthday to actress paula patton of the film "precious," who is 38, retired nfl quarterback jim plun ket and richard little. i'm richard lui. thanks for watching on this thursday. have a great day ahead of you. >>> good morning. it's 4:30. i'm scott mcgrew. >> i'm laura garcia-cannon. that is out of san jose where a big rig has crashed and landed on construction equipment. it's happening on southbound interstate 880 at the stevens creek boulevard off ramp. it's close to valley fair mall. bob redell is live at the scene. what does it look like out there? >> reporter: we're trying to figure out how much impact this is going to have on the morning commute. here is is the big rig, a driver fell asleep heading south on 880 this morning, around q
will be saying ka barack obama will be saying ka barack obama next year and sharks >> come up tonight on 7 news at 11:00. another hard freeze tonight. right now the bitter cold causing major problem throughout the bay area. how some wild animals are coping with the wild weather. we have that story. >> debilitating condition mother may unknowingly pass along to their children while they are still in the womb. those stories and more coming up on 7 news at 11:00. hope you can join us for that. stay tune right now larry is here with all the sports tonight. >> start with the gays with the sharks 6 game winning streak came to rather abrupt halt in pittsburgh with the penguin raid ago 4 game win streak of their own. super mario. penguin owner checking out 2 of the best in the nhl. second period. gist on with a wrister to win and 2 nothing pen. 3 minutes later shark turn it over in their zone. cross by denied. but chris klins. 3 nothing penguin. the trouble continues. power play. pounces on the rebound here. penguin score 4 times in the second period. lone brit spot he scores the 14th o
times did he meet with the president. kathleen sebelius met obama once in three years. the latest of the dynasty are here, they're not a cottage industry, they are an entire division of the u.s. economy. we will tell you who is paying those fast-food demonstrators, they're paid to protest and we return to the interview with zeke emanual, someone who knows what he is talking about. and another diamond right here. ♪ stuart: concerned about the security of healthcare.gov. zeke emanual did nothing to ease those security concerns on this program yesterday. >> i put my personal information on the web site when i was trying to look for information. i was very confident and comfortable. i don't want it today. stuart: question, if your identity is:because of the health care exchanges can use to? who better to ask than mark lanier, trial lawyer extraordinaire in new york city. >> you sue the federal government. you can get punitive damages against the government, can't get prejudgment interest but you have a claim against the mid your identity get sued for picking up the salary system. st
's happened in the past 2 1/2 years but the thing that matters the most is the kids whatever they are their eyes are strarl. we created 6 thousand jobs this summer when we were called last year by president obama to create jobs. so we got 6 thousand 2 hundred jobs for kids this summer because of all the collaboration and when you say r see those kids understanding that something about the city is helping them land they're first jobs this earning power they have and the education forms and creating those opportunities for looking at the destroys that are in our immediate future. i'd say there's a lot of miles. >> and their glad tow go back to school and our schools are tablets for the first time. >> your company builds homes all across america and a lot of them rely an government infrastructure roads and continentals is he if bruce is saying this infrastructure is not going to be funded like they were in the past hey, what's our new model. >> well, thank you four having us. this is a pretty important topic and the evolution is an important book. the federal government has lef
accomplish. i will add to the appreciation of president obama and his stimulus packet. i was here years ago i broke this ground with the architect and we were happy to before a break ground with leader pelosi and we looked at across market street and we saw market street as thirty percent vacancy rate a darkness to it people hurried and look what's happening 3 years later. i'll also reference this is one of our stimulus lettuce projects that's the purpose of that act. we want to demonstrate when you give us a little bit of stimulus we take it all the way in san francisco (laughter) this is so appropriate to have the architect and the artists with us. part of the magic that leader pelosi is referring to say happening with the people that make magic with the artists and the architect. we respect a building things like. i want to see the curved doorway the one i saw and the beautiful office up there. it can only be matched by another rival office across the center (laughter) and take the history of this building the respect and what it means whether it's a coast guard or in the correspondents of
selected president obama as the "person of the year." again, this is not a popularity contest. >> trading is underway on wall street and the dow has, again, passed the 16,000 and now trading up nine points so 15,029 and green. >> google is getting into tv business and lab developing a tv set-top box and could launch next year. the website reports that the box could have a camera allowing users to participate in video chats from the living room couch. >> microsoft is launching the telephone days of deals for the holidays, the goal is to get people into microsoft stores and you can check out the review on-line starting at 7:00 each morning but only buy it at store. today's deal is for the dell venue ones tablet for $199, $100 east usual price and the first 20 visitors get for it $99. >> a daredevil is performed the highest and most spectacular hand stand ever, the one armed end hand stand was in norway in september by a daredevil totally free of safety harnesses or nets and is 2,000' in the air. he has spent his entire life on the edge and he did not walk back down the mountain, he road a b
african prison where he had been held for 27 years. president obama has ordered all flags on federal buildings to be flown at half staff in honor of nelson man dell la. the flag was also lowered today at the state capitol, one of the wayscalifornians are paying tribute. san francisco will host a civic memorial mall to remember the -- memorial to remember the life and legacy of the human rights leader. it will be on wednesday at 8:00 a.m. in the city hall rotunda. >>> san francisco police will be going undercover this weekend to make sure the football fans behave themselves at candlestick park. the 49ers are taking on the seattle seahawks in one of the most anticipated games of the season. our david stevenson live in san francisco where seahawks fans are planning to invade, david. >> reporter: that's right. seahawks plan for a big party here at pier 39 on saturday. some of them told us they're worried about the potential for violence at candlestick park on sunday. >> second and 7. >> reporter: for football fans, it may be the hottest game of the season. sunday's battle between the 49e
in enrollment is expected near the december 23rd deadline to get coverage for the new year. >> president obama will mark the 25th anniversary of world aids day with a seat at the white house this morning. the president released a problem claymation in honor of world aid day which was yesterday. the president said because of advances in treatment, and aids free generation is within our reach. president is scheduled to speak at 10:20 this morning. >>> dozens of people came together yesterday at the aids memorial grove in san francisco to remember loved ones lost. the event marked the 25th anniversary of world aids day. phil wilson the founder of the black aids institute was honored at the ceremony. in his speech he spoke about the importance of awareness and the promise he made to his partner who died in 1989. >> the last thing i said to him before he took his last breath was i will be in this fight until its over. but it is not over. it is not over. >> the cdc reports african americans make up about 14% of the u.s. population but they represent 44% of new hiv cases. >>> time is 5:40. same sex c
made two years ago that president obama had never met an uncle who lives near boston. well, it turns out that the president not only knew him, he once lived with him. why so much confusion? cnn's brian todd has more. >> reporter: he's a 69-year-old man who works at a liquor store near boston and he's now caught up in the president's latest political migraine. the man's name, onyango obama, also called omar, the president's uncle. "the boston globe" previously cited the white house as saying the president and hess uncle had never met, but the white house press secretary now says this -- >> the president said that he, in fact, had met omar obama when he moved to cambridge for law school and that he stayed with him for a brief period of time until his -- the president's apartment was ready. >> reporter: in recent days the uncle said that barack obama stayed with him for three weeks in the 1980s. why the differing accounts? >> back when this arose, folks looked at the record, including the president's book, and there was no evidence that they had met. >> reporter: jay carney says it was
they have had access to a nuclear facility in more than two years. president obama has said yesterday the pursuit of a long standing deal with iran is as likely to fail as it is to succeed. iran has agreed to temporarily roll back its enrichment offun rainium which would be used to generate nuclear energy. iran insists it's nuclear program is peaceful. >> we have to not constantly assume that it's not possible for ran, like any country, to change over time. it may not be likely. if you ask me what is the likely that we are able to arrive at the end state that i was just describing earlier, you know, i wouldn't say that it's more than 50/50. but we have to try. >> iran, the united states u.s. and five other world powers will meet this week to discuss a six-month deal to halt iran's nuclear program. the president said the deal which lifts sanctions has helped his country's economy. >>> this week on talk to al jazeera, iran's foreign minister mohammed zarif was asked if his country would attend a peace conference if invited? he is a key backer of assad. here is his response? >> we believ
for years. >> of course, looking ahead, some commissioners are allowing folks to keep their old health plans but others are not forging ahead with the obama care fix. kelly, back to you. >> elizabeth, thank you very much. we're awaiting president obama. he will be addressing a forum in washington on u.s. policy in the middle east over a controversial nuke deal with iran. when it happens, we'll bring it to you live. >>> meanwhile, secretary hagel is saying he's received assurances from afghanistan. hagel making a surprise visit to kabul today. he's in the region after meeting with the leaders in the persian gulf to ease the concerns over that new nuclear deal with iran. now, conner powell joining us live in our middle east bureau. >> reporter: secretary hagel in the middle east today trying to assure the american allies. hagel announcing today that the u.s. is willing to sell advanced weapons like missile defense systems to u.s.-friendly nations in the persian gulf. the move is seen as a way to counter iran's military ambit n ambitions. hagel added that even though the west has agreed to tem
describe as unreliable. a malfunction even happened during president obama's visit to oakland last year. >>> the latest numbers released today show the job situation in this country is showing signs of steady improvement. november's unemployment rate dropped to 7% from 7.3%. that is its lowest level in five years. and the labor department reported employers added 207,000 workers last month. hiring was across a broad sector as well. that jobs report triggered an increase after days of decline. the nasdaq added 29. >>> gunned down and killed in front of his front door. the trouble police believe this man interrupted right before he was shot. >> we told you about a system bringing rain and snow. find out how long a subaru... ...are the hands that do good things for the whole community: the environment, seniors, kids, and animals. that's why we created the share the love event. by the end of this year, the total donated by subaru could reach 35 million dollars. you get a great deal on a new subaru. we'll donate 250 dollars to a choice of charities that benefit your community. it feels good
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they plan on getting coverage by next year now that its more available to them. at the same time, mr. obama's job approval rating has taken a hit, with 51 percent of californians approving. that matches a record low from two years ago and is down 10 points from last summer. and a shocking discovery as other wells have to euthanize to because of the poor condition they were found in print now wildlife officials are just trying to save the rest. >>: they're all for release to me now. >>: the area is pretty remote. officials say it is peppered with sand bars in san flexi-van at high tide as they try to nudge the whales to see many turned and came back. >>: we tried this technique called hurting and it's trying to get the votes around them and nudge them out by sound or by moving them around. >>: their bodies already under stress and been so loyal to the rest of the pond they aren't necessarily cooperating with the rescuers. >>: they don't want to break apart they're skirting animals. they want to stay together >>: wildlife officials on a set to low expectations that they will be able to save t
. >>> environmental groups are threatening to suit obama ad -- sue the obama administration. in the past energy companies could only get a five year permit. the national society blasted the change. a recent study found that wind turbines kill nearly one and half million bats and birds each year including eagles. >>> and the national park discovered 55 wheals on in shallow water or beached. nine of the wails are con -- whales are confirmed moving into deeper water. >>> and design ised to help customers -- designed to help customers navigate their stores. users whether receive targeted messages on their phones bassed on where they are in the store. customers will have to download the app and enable their blue tooth to get the messages. >>> just a huge for huge game for the 49ers this weekend as they host the seattle seahawks. lots oflots of sea fans making the trek to the candlestick. >> reporter: for football fans it may be the hottest game of the season. the battle saturday even has -- australias gearing up. sea supporters talking about their safety in wake of big brawls there previously. >> i
a credible candidate presented himself, barack obama, the clintons never thought in a million years he would be viable. when he proved to be viable, african-americans said we want the real thing. not the fictional first black president. >> you're referring to tony morrison. >> absolutely. >> tony morrison said bill clinton was the first black president. i think it's more important to get a real one. >> we did. >> anyway, let's go to e the present time. here we are in december of 2013 looking way ahead, but not too far ahead because a year from now we'll be right in the middle of this thing. everyone will announce a the 2014 election. everybody willing in this thing. we'll know the field. and so my question is is he doing what he has to do? i love bill grade. bill grade is a great leader in philadelphia. you hear this great reporting by jonathan martin this weekend in the "times." there's hillary clinton asking what you and i would do in the same situation. you're asking somebody to spot the people and who they are in the community. who the state reps, the city council people. you got to know
. this is despite two thirds of uninsured residents who say they plan on getting coverage by next year now that its more available to them. at the same time, mr. obama's job approval rating has taken a hit, with 51 percent of californians approving. that matches a record low from two years ago and is down 10 points from last summer. r >> no budget deal yet and washington. house budget committee chairman paul ryan and senate budget committee chairwoman and patty murray are narrowing down the issues in a potential spending bill. the two sides have nearly $100 billion and gap to bridge and what looks to be a trillion dollar a year in u.s. and government budget for 2014 and 2015. the bill currently funding the government runs out amid a general. they're trying to hash out a budget to fund the government through 2015 was enough. >> scientists say that whoever stole the radioactive material and mexico and wimbledon from its container will not have long to live. a truck carrying the e cibcobalt-60 was stolen from a gas station monday. authorities located the truck and the dangerous material wednesday, but
on the sidelines not looking for work or they're underemployed. >> pass a one-year delay of obama care. >> reporter: as for those shenanigans in washington, did we really survive unscathed? roston says that's extremely unlikely despite recent news. >> is this validation to all those folks, don't worry about a government shutdown, it won't really hurt our economy? >> i don't think so. this is something where you don't know what would have happened if we hadn't had the shutdown. we could have gotten this 250,000 job increase. there were a lot of people who cut gback on spending. consumer spenting dropped a lot. you had contractors who didn't have paychecks and it took a while for this to come back. >> reporter: he reminds us another showdown could have dire consequences. that is because just about any economist will tell you uncertainty is horrible for businesses and hiring so job growth and spending may have stayed relatively stable despite the first shutdown. do not expect the first results in round two if that should occur. i'm sam brock. that's today's "reality check." back to you. >> thank you,
pearl harbor. >> and the annual lighting ceremony was held at cal state east bay this year because of the cold weather. >>> president obama and the first lady will travel to south africa to attend a memorial for nelson mandela on tuesday. as tina krause reports, huge crowds are paying tribute round the clock to the man who changed the destiny of that nation. >> reporter: south africans celebrated nelson mandela's life into the night. paying tribute to their country's first black president. ♪ earlier in the day, mandela's grandchildren met with well wishers who shared flowers and memories of the man they call the father of their nation. he is -- >> as far as i'm concerned will always be the greatest man that -- ever lived. and i love him and may he rest in peace. >> reporter: paying their respects and the crowds will only get bigger throughout the week as the official memorial begins. children in man deal dell la's former home danced to celebrate his life. on tuesday, the township will host a memorial service at a soccer stadium where up to 100,000 people are expected. world leade
the 29,000 that had to sign up for obama care because they got an obama care exemption. what they did, greg, basically he said that his leadership staff -- >> right. >> -- is not going to have to go on the exchanges. the ruling earlier this year gave him the option of doing so, but interestingly, none of the other leadership offices of john boehner, nancy pelosi or mitch mcconnell have done the same. >> right. >> what do you think of that? >> reid is a genius. he's like walter white in "breaking bad." he is like a meth dealer who never tries the drug. the difference here is that meth is safer than obama care. but he's just -- he's the guy who pushes it, but he never tries it. that's brains. >> you know, i like your analogies. i really do. >> why, thank you. >> let's get eric in here to tell us about the latest obama care -- yeah. because somebody just tweeted me and said that they were looking forward to what delusional things bob would say today. let's start with you before we go to dilutielusions. >> let's do the facts for our factually challenged liberals wednesday edition. 29,000
-flop. a majority of millenials voted for president obama and now a majority of millenials do not like obama care and what's also scary is that they believe he should be removed from office. i have to explain to a 23-year-old young man yesterday on my radio show, it's not as easy as it seems because of democrat-control of the senate. i think a lot of the desipgs that this administration has done on the american people is contributing to the mistrust in terms of our relationship with other countries around the world. >> you know, when you were talking about your radio show, obviously you talked to a lot of people on a regular basis, what happens to a country like ours if a majority of citizens continues believe that it is no longer respected in the world? what does that do with the psyche of the nation with a progress of being a leader and beacon of hope in the world? >> i think it damages the psyche but the encouraging thing that i'm hearing from listeners is that they are waking up to the deception and they are going to exercise their right to change things in 2014. this is what a lot of people
airports next year. >> the obama administration says it is met its goal to have the health care website working smoothly. the administration has set a deadline of midnight sunday to give the website up and running. it launched two months ago but has been plaque with technical problems. administration officials warn that while the website is running smoother than it once was, users could still face different error messages. >> a truck carrying 8 t of fireworks was set on fire after a traffic accident in south china. firefighters received reports of a truck on fire and loud noises of fireworks. when they arrived they started sparring water on the truck. the explosion caused the evacuation in nearby homes. no injuries were reported. witnesses said that the accident might have been caused by the truck hitting overhead power mine was earned orbiting the moon in 11. afghanistan in009. on the u.s.s. saroga in982. [ male announcer once it's earne usaa auto insunce is often handed down from generation to generati because it offe a superior level of protecion and because usaa's commitment to serv
. and four years after his release became the country's first black president. president obama says he is one of the millions of people inspired by mandela. >> we've lost one of the most influential, courageous, and profoundly good human beings that any of us will share time with on this earth. >> now the president has ordered the flags at white house, federal buildings, and military bases to be flown at half staff until sunset on monday. >>> the time now is 6:39. and we have new details in that deadly accident that killed actor paul walker. the reason one of his fans has now been arrested by police. >>> counting down to the big game between the 49ers and seattle sea hawks. what fans should look for this sunday. >>> good morning. right now we are looking at the traffic and we have traffic on the sunol grade that looks good. but we do have some trouble spots. i will tell you where those are. >>> waking up to record breaking low temperatures once again this morning. i'm updating the very latest numbers and we'll have a comparison for you coming up. >>> welcome back to the ktvu channel 2 morning
at or below the minimum wage of seven dollars -- $7.25 last year. president obama is calling for a hike to about $10 per hour. that is what he calls a broad growth agenda. airport workers and fast food workers and to nurse assistants and retail salespeople who work their tails off. they are still living at or are above poverty. that is why it is well past the time to raise a minimum wage that in real terms right now is lower -- >> fast food workers in 100 cities across the country made a strike yesterday. they earn about nine dollars per hour. they want the minimum increased to $15 per hour. i want to bring in columbia university professor -- who focuses on labor inequality issues. i want to start with you. restaurant workers are calling for $15 per hour. don't they run the risk that mcdonald's or wendy's will cut the workforce? >> that is the myth. we have plenty of studies recently that show there are negligible employment effects when you raise the minimum wage. when you think about it, take the current employees -- $7.25 per hour. a big mac is three dollars. they could actually buy
in the personal venom that developed between president obama and charlie rangel. been in the house of representatives 44 years. it turns out they hate each other. there's no way to put a finer point on this. they despise each other. a new book has the president calling charlie rangel, quote, a hack referring to his many ethical challenges. there's no doubts charlie rangel is a hack and been caught not paying his taxes. >> it breaks it down, the sort of back and forth. it seems to be that rangle is, as they describe it, old school. he's been there for 44 years, harlem congressman. he does it old school and he has seen president obama as an up start, a beginner. he famously backed hillary clinton. and then of course when he was elected, brought na office. charlie rangel thought he would have access to the white house as chairman of the house ways and means committee. he didn't get access. >> and who did? >> al sharpton. that's who they went with for their community outreach. they went with al sharpton over charlie rangel. charlie rangel has been pretty honest about the failures of ob
, kenneth bae. bae has been sentenced to 15 years for hostile acts against the communist state. >>> president obama and first lady michelle are on their way to south africa to attend nelson mandela's memorial service. mean tile, tributes to the anti-apartheid icon continue to pour in. nbc's ron allen has more. >> reporter: the celebration of the life of nelson mandela continues now for yet another day. >> i'm very proud to be a south african. >> reporter: all this in anticipation of a huge event tomorrow, the memorial service at the main soccer stadium here. it seats 80,000 to 100,000 people. there will be world leaders from across the globe, dozens of them, including president obama, former presidents clinton, bush, and carter. for the past few days, there's been an outpouring of emotion. it's mostly been celebration also mixed with grief and mourning. but most people here are trying to focus on the positive and focus on the legacy of nelson mandela. >> i decided to come and pay respects for actually teaching me to look beyond color, to learn how to forgive. >> that is what ne
a state funeral next saturday. >>> time magazine has announced ten finalists for person of the year. and some of the names will surprise you. the list of names includes president obama and pope francis. but also, bashar al-assad, and miley cyrus. >>> it's been cold day after day now, but i think we're going to finally begin to see changes the next couple of days, but out the door we go. working on another cold afternoon outside in some spots. that offshore wind continuing to blow. it's that very cold, dry, arctic air that's allowing these temperatures to plunge overnight. in the 20s and 30s. out the door right now. 49 in oakland. 46degrees in livermore, but still only 43 in santa rosa. so a chilly afternoon on tap for some parts of the bay area. you'll see sunshine. i think tonight again, freezing temperatures. a share the air, that means they won't let you light any fire. pretty chilly outside. it looks like warm weather finally as we head in towards the middle of the week. for now, we've got all of that cold arctic air that continues to flow back into the bay area. high pressure i
of the obama family too frisky at the white house. 2-year-old ashton gardener fell after the water dog got too close owe-to-her. first lady helped up the little girl. you can see sony was licking her face. everybody is okay. it was a holiday arts and crafts event. she just got scared >> yes. yes. >> pablo picasso's ravelling off $130 offering 50,000 raffle tickets. >> the money will go to charity working to save a ancient city in lebanon. he says a friend came up with the unusual charity idea. >> organizing a dinner was boring. and always the same type of thing. she came up with idea to make a raffle. put picasso as a winning prize. she told me this idea i was wondering it will be very difficult. >> actually so far, so good. the raffle expected to generate about $5 million. the winner will be announced december 18th in paris. >> still ahead at 4:00, the 911 recordings from the day of the newtown school shooting are released. >> plus, autopsy results are in for fast and furious actor paul walker. >> details about a stolen to those whoworried...... poked and prodded... taken risks... and lived i
at 95 years old. he is being remembered for his fight against apartheid and years in prison. a sacrifice that influenced millions, including president obama. >> today, he's gone home. we've lost one of the most influential, courageous and profoundly good human beings that any of us will ever share time with on this earth. he no longer belongs to us. he belongs to the ages. >> there will be nearly two weeks of mourning in south africa. and nelson mandela will lie in state in pretoria until he is buried in his ancestral village. >>> a very young robin roberts had the opportunity to meet nelson mandela's family. robin journeyed to south africa three years ago. and last night, she described her experience to diane sawyer on "world news." >> when i broke to graca machel, the woman he married on his 80th birthday, and i asked her, what is her husband's legacy going to be? and she said, a visionary leader. and it is the quality, the quality of leadership. >> robin went on to say that mandela wanted to right the wrongs and give each one of us the feeling that we could do the same thing, too. >>
, the key indicator of economic strength in america, wages, remains flat. this year, the average hourly wage in this country has increased by just 2%. many economists believe because there aae not enough jobs, workers have to take less pay. seems to make sense. president obama, though, he believes that the federal government can change that situation. however, in five years, his theory has not produced results. nevertheless, the president remains undaunted. >> we need to set aside the belief that government cannot do anything about reducing inequality. it's true that government cannot prevent all of the downsides of the technological change and global competition that are out there right now, but we've also seen how government action time and again can make an enormous difference in increasing opportunity and bolstering ladders into the middle class. >> an enormous difference? i haven't seen it, have you? maybe he's talking about fdr's new deal or social security or something like that, but presently? big government and high taxation seem to be holding back the private sector and job creatio
that they describe as unreliable. the radio malfunctioned during president obama's visit last year. police in vallejo are looking for three people that robbed a bank of america. it happened early thursday morning. and three masked men entered the bank from a teller, taking off in the small silver sedan. anyone with information is asked to call police. >>> the possibility of ice and snow has forced today's annual beacon lighting celebration to be moved. the event commemorates thousands of troops killed in the japanese attack on pearl harbor on december 17, 1941. it's been moved to the east bay campus in concord, but the beacon, they will still be lit. organizers say that it will be shining brighter. today marks the attack on pearl harbor about 2,500 marines and sailors were killed that day, prompting the u.s. to enter their war with a handful of people that are still alive today and the service people that were involved in that attack. and they were survived, including the former state senator from louisiana. >>> and law enforcement, they say that it bares repeating that they need to slow down. as the
for advanced help. >>> the obama administration is urging north korea to free an elderly american tourist. after he appeared in a new video. 85-year-old merrill newman is seen confessing to war crimes, reading from an awkwardly phrased text. it's the first time he was seen since being detained five weeks ago when he was pulled off a plane with no explanation. >> we just hope whatever that misunderstanding is will be resolved. >> the swedish ambassador visited newman on saturday and told his family he is is in good health. the family is hoping to have him home before the new year. >>> a bizarre death happening at the broncos-chiefs game. the owner of an suv went to his car, there was a stranger sitting inside. the two struggled. when the stranger tried to run away, he collapsed and later died. he was not shot or stabbed. it will take an autopsy to find out what caused his death. >>> a show of support in the fight against the hiv. the white house was one of the most famous sites. they hung a giant symbolic red ribbon from the portico. >>> pope francis called on people to pray for people wit
continues (clapping) we've had integrated prim care and behavioral health before president obama thought about that. we have our psychiatry services. and our transgenders tuesday's. wee which is about to celebrate 20 years of service this january (clapping) and tom o'dell urban health remains at the forefront as itself services for the transgender community are ignoring both to be another service and we can do it all in the state of the arc facility that's a shining example to all of this city's undying testament for those who are surviving with multiple chronic conditions and poverty and the like. we've been doing it and now we get to do it in style (clapping) >> so - enough from me you'll hear some more thank you's but i'd like to introduce margaret she's the director of the san francisco department of health and she's been a champion and in those moment when we needed help to get through some rough spots to make sure we got this off the ground she was there and creativity in findings solutions to making this day possible. marcelina >> (clapping) >> okay. i'm not moving because i d
and mrs. obama and his fellow honorees. notable this year was the inclusion of two latinos-- a group the kennedy center had been criticized for ignoring in the past. how important is it to you of being from mexico, of being latino and being honored? >> it's extremely important because me personally being invited i give a chance to give voice to the invisible ones the one who clean all the sheets, clean all the toilets, serve and... >> brown: you feel that? you feel they are there? >> bill graham told me this a long time ago. >> brown: the great promoter. >> he says-- bill graham says, "you give voice to the invisible ones." you know, so like delores >> brown: you are 66 now? and i see you are still you are going to africa soon to continue touring do you see a point where you might stop all this? >> no way it's just getting starting. it's getting better, you know, we finally crystallized what we're really about. we used to be seekers now we're finders. >> brown: carlos santana, thank you for talking to us and congratulations. >> woodruff: sometimes there are wonderful moments that don
gross is asking president obama to help win his release from cuba. he was distributing communications equipment under a u.s. government contract when he was arrested four years ago today. rhodes is serving a 15-year sentence for crimes against cuba. in a letter to the president, he write, "i still want to believe my government values my life and my service. i refuse to accept that my country would believe me behind." >>> a new report out this morning finds american high school students are falling further behind their peers in other countries. the u.s. is now ranked 31st in math 24th in science, and 21st in reading. the assessment is based on a worldwide test taken last year by 6,000 american 15-year-olds. the test results show no improvement by u.s. students over the past decade. >>> time to show you some of this morning's headlines. "the wall street journal" says the number of banks in the united states are at their lowest level since the great depression. federally insured banks shrank to about 6900 in the third quarter, from a high of about 18,000. many sma
been delays in various mandates of obama care. further we see various funds as reported by "the washington post" earlier in the year that may have been part of prevention have been moved to help other parts of obama care. so what this judiciary committee hearing is about is is there a breach that the president, this president or future presidents can't by executive order say can congress pass the law, here's the law, here's the deadline, here's the funding issues but we're going to delay it or change it. you know, i remember at the end of last year or at the beginning of the government shutdown that the extreme republicans offered the president a delay but he didn't take the delay. that would have been sanctioned by congress. i think this hearing is not only crucially important, i think it comes at a time where there is so much fuzziness as to the original simplicity of the constitution on checks and balances. remember, it wasn't supposed to be about writing checks, it was supposed to be about check one branch versus the other. so i'm definitely going to give you updates on how
mr. obama's first trip to south africa as president in june of this year, serious consideration was given to a meeting with mandela at the hospital, but even then, he was far too frail and mr. obama huddled instead with the family inside this compound. then brought him to the prison. mr. obama referred to mandela by his south african name of endearment. madiba. >> madiba's words give us a compass in a sea of change. >> with mandela's passing, the president said others must now hold his moral compass. >> it falls to us as best we can to form the example that he set. to make decisions guided not by hate, but by love. never discount the difference that one person can make, to strive for a future worthy of his sacrifice. >> president obama will travel to south africa for services for mandela and is expected to be one of many world leaders asked to eulogize the political prisoner who became president. >> colin powell witnessed an historic moment when mandela was sworn in. mandela's leadership that day set his country on a path to unity and inspired the world. the former secretary of
years with qualifying bundles. rethink possible. preparations are underway tonight to remember nelson mandela. crowds have surrounded his home singing songs. a public memorial will be held tuesday. president obama and others all plan to attend. a state funeral will be held on the 15th. >> he's an icon. >> he died thursday after a long battle with lung infection. he was 95. >>> the u.s. department of agriculture is recalling 2600 pounds of perchoottoa fan fact manufactured by santa foods. they are beginning ready to begin a hearing in the tragic crash that killed three. the two-gay investigative hearings are at the time to take place in washington d. c. they'll hear testimony from the faa and boeing and other aviation companies. >>> how safe is your personal information? many individuals from california have concerns. the california health exchange is giving the names of 10s of thousand of consumers without letting them know. they say the information they shared was only to make the process for consumers easier. >>> more information tonight about an amber alert out of washington state.
yesterday at the age of 85 years old. he will lie in government buildings until his burial. president obama will be among the dignitaries attending the funeral. willding champion, spain, play a world cup game against the netherlands. it is a repeat of the 2010 final. they hope that brazil faces a relatively easy path. that is after the draw that included x ago. the united states was in the toughest group with germany, portugal, and donna. the normally sun swept texas is called. it is being called ice friday. the national weather service issued ice warnings for parts of texas, oklahoma, and six other states. minnesota and wisconsin were hit with as much as two feet of snow. in north temperatures dakota have been 40 below zero. that is a look at top stories in the news for this hour. it is a time to look at the commodities report. su keenan is in the newsroom with insight on today processor. was a bigs report driver for commodities, as it was for stocks. oil futures rose. we are seeing the biggest weekly gain since july. these were spectacular jobs numbers. and they ultimately support higher
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